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Eat Foods on the Low End of the Glycemic Index to Live Longer!
Cutting back on calories may be the silver bullet when it comes to cancer prevention. Why, and what foods are best?
Cancer Prevention Factors
According to the book, The Okinawa Program written by Bradley J. Willcox, MD, D. Craig Willcox, PhD, and Makoto Suzuki, MD, there are eight factors that protect against hormone-dependent cancers:
1. Low Calories
2. Vegetables and Fruits
3. Good Fats
4. Low glycemic index and High-fiber foods
6. Moderate alcohol consumption
7. Low body fat levels
8. High level of physical activity
The doctors have placed "low calories" as the number one factor for a reason.!
Low Calorie Studies
The National Institute on Aging has conducted studies of primates in regard to a low-calorie diet. Their studies show that a low-calorie diet improves blood sugar control, provides mental sharpness and creates a younger looking and leaner body.
During their study, the research group for The Okinawa Program, monitored caloric intake in Okinawans in an effort to understand the secrets of this population who they herald as being the "world's longest-lived people" who have achieved, "healthy longevity". They found that Okinawans traditionally eat 40 percent fewer calories than North Americans. Their caloric reduction has been noticed by the New England Journal of Medicine, which suggests it to be one of the reasons that Okinawans have such a long-life expectancy.
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